Peach Pops!

Who wants ice cream for breakfast?!?

Okay, so let me start by saying my daughter thinks that popsicles are ice cream.

When you  make your own "ice cream" at home and jam it full of delicious healthy foods….you can in fact have ice cream for breakfast.

I'm totally in line for mom of the year ;)

Kidding.

Okay so just as with a smoothie, you can have a different flavour every time. This week I made some PEACH POPS and here is how.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups coconut milk {OR another dairy free alternative like almond, hemp, flax or rice milk}
  • 4 peaches
  • Avocado
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey {or maple syrup}
  • Juice of a lemon
  • OPTION: Add a handful of greens! Your babe's will never know, I promise.

Method: 

  1. Wash and chop your fruits/veggies
  2. Add to a blender, and blend on high for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add to your moulds and place in the freezer.

Who wouldn't want to eat a rocket ship for breaky?

Here is why these POPS aka "ice cream" can be the perfect addition to breakfast or a great snack option - it includes vitamins, minerals, fat and protein - all of which are very necessary building blocks for your kids.

They taste yummy and will give them the energy they need for a healthy body and brain.

Here is a basic formula for a great popsicle {and similarly a smoothie} ….

  • Liquid - water/coconut water/dairy free milk
  • Fruits - fresh or frozen and seasonal/local/organic is always best
  • Veg - try to amp up the nutrition punch with some greens, cucumber
  • Fat - avocado, hemp seeds, chia seeds and nut butters are my go to.
  • Protein - while you can use a protein powder, I prefer to use the hemp seeds, chia seeds and nut butters for kids.
  • Natural sweetener - I like using raw honey or maple syrup to sweeten it up a bit
  • Other options: superfoods like goji berries and cacao nibs, yogurt, cinnamon, cacao powder just to name a few

Take a few minutes to try and whip up some homemade POPS that will also be a hit at your next BBQ, summer play date or after dinner treat for the whole family.

If you have a fabulous homemade popsicle recipe please share! 

Have an excellent rest of the week!